4000 bear landslide brunt -Tarpaulins & Food items distributed, 700 houses damaged in Kalimpong

The Telegraph Kalimpong, Aug. 21: Over 4,000 people were affected and about 700 houses were damaged by the hundreds of landslides that hit the subdivision on Wednesday night. The figures are preliminary and the final tally is expected to go up. Subdivisional relief officer R.P. Sharma said the worst hit was Block I among the …

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Five die as hills tumble down

The Telegraph Aug. 20: Five persons died in the Darjeeling hills and adjacent Sikkim as heavy overnight rain triggered scores of landslides, cutting off roads and blocking NH31A for several hours. The rains also caused the rivers in the foothills to swell and two boys aged six and seven were swept away by floodwaters in …

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Three killed in landslides; Kalimpong and Sikkim cut off

http://www.indopia.com Source: PTI Siliguri , Aug 20 - Three persons, including a couple, were killed and road link between Kalimpong and Sikkim cut off following a series of landslides triggered by incessant rains in Kurseong and Kalimpong sub-divisions of Darjeeling district. " Condition of Darjeeling is grim as most of the roads have turned inaccessible …

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Jaswant’s expulsion won’t affect Gorkhland cause:GJM

ibnlive.in.com UNI Published on Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 15:45 in Politics section Siliguri: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on Wednesday said the expulsion of Darjeeling MP Jaswant Singh from the BJP would not affect the statehood movement in West Bengal. The GJM's reaction came after the BJP on Wednesday sacked the former External Affairs …

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